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An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

Category: Book
By (author): Brand, Dionne
Series: Clc Kreisel Lecture
Subject:  LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press, Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de litterature canadienne
Published: January 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 9.00in x 5.25in x 0.20in
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From The Publisher*The geopolitics of empire had already prepared me for this…coloniality constructs outsides and insides-worlds to be chosen, disturbed, interpreted, and navigated-in order to live something like a real self. Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. She explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes; the ways that practices of reading and writing are shaped by those narrative structures; and the challenges of writing a narrative of Black life that attends to its own expression and its own consciousness.
From The Publisher*How Black life is made and unmade by and in literature; arguing for new vocabularies.